Saturday, November 8, 2014

Batman: The Dark Knight - Christian Bale (2008) - The Centre, Central

Even though it is the International Finance Centre tower (that's the smaller one of the two) that we know is the HQ of the Chinese criminal (played by Chin Han) and the one that Batman crashes through the window top capture him, it was another building that served as the lobby for the earlier scenes when Morgan Freeman plants the cellphone in the security desk. It was also this other building that we see a police van head towards as the police arrive on the scene to deal with The Batman.

The building in question is The Centre (中環中心) and isn't that far away from the IFC in all honesty - just a few hundred yards at most. The dimpled metal walls seen behind the (fake) security guard are a recognisable feature of the decor but sadly I have no photo to help illustrate this.

On a related aside, I did notice that the meeting between Fox and Lau (Morgan Freeman and Chin Han, respectively) appeared to have been filmed in London (standing in for HK) because what looks to be the four chimneys of Battersea Powerstation seem to be in the background...

Anyway, I think that just about wraps it up for Batman.

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